March 2013

The Lighting Issue

© Cade MartIn

© Cade MartIn An image Cade Martin created for the marketing campaign for Tazo teas from Starbucks. Martin is one of the eight photographers who share the lighting techniques behind a favorite image in “Lighting Recipes.”

PDNews
William B. Plowman documents the poverty, urban decay and strong spirit of community in Gary, Indiana; Anatomy of a Successful Grant Application: How Joseph Rodriguez won a $26,000 Open Society Audience Engagement Grant to help teach journalism students to tell stories of people re-entering society after prison; Time Senior Photo Editor Phil Bicker has an eye for finding gems among wire photos.
BY DAVID WALKER

THE LIGHTING ISSUE

Lighting Recipes
We asked eight photographers, working in a variety of genres and styles, to talk about their approach to lighting and how their lighting skills helped them get the photo they wanted to create.
BY PDN STAFF

9 Tips on how to Light 4K Video
Cinematographer Timur Civan shares his lighting secrets for capturing precisely lit footage from unforgiving 4K video.
BY AIMEE BALDRIDGE 

6 Hot Flashes
We pick our favorite external ash guns for a range of functions and budgets.
BY THEANO NIKITAS

FEATURE

Tour de Force
James Welling’s 35-year exploration of the possibilities of photography takes center stage in a new retrospective exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
BY CONOR RISCH

CREATE

Spotlight: Homey Entertaining
Nathan Williams, founding editor of Kinfolk, explains how the entertaining and cooking magazine uses photography and design to convey a warm, “quiet and peaceful” mood.
INTERVIEW BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES 

The winners’ gallery for the World in focus travel photography contest

TECH

Objects of Desire
Redray 4K Cinema Player, Lomography Belair X 6-12, Swivl and a new book for devoted Leica fans.
BY DAN HAVLIK

Product Reviews
Hands-on reviews of the Canon EOS 6D, Tamron 98 70-200mm lens and Moab Lasal Dual Semigloss  330 paper.
BY DAN HAVLIK

Exposures
Photographers Amy Stein and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar investigate an Australian social phenomenon that is dif cult for Americans to fathom; for his new book, Jim Naughten created typological photographs of Namibia’s Herero people, whose military and civilian clothes
are symbols of their historic struggle against colonialism.
BY CONOR RISCH

Frames Per Second: Biker Movies
Photographer Peter Sutherland’s experience making a low-budget documentary about bike messengers landed him a gig creating branded lms with a subtle message for a bike accessories maker.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES 

Pocket Power
Check out six compact cameras that will kick your smartphone’s butt.
BY DAN HAVLIK